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November 17, 2007

Hi-def Moon images

Amazing pictures taken by KAGUYA, the lunar explorer launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

From the site:

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have successfully performed the world's first high-definition image taking of an Earth-rise* by the lunar explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE,) which was injected into a lunar orbit at an altitude of about 100 km on October 18, 2007 (Japan Standard Time)

Here is one of the stunning images from the site:


Credit: BoingBoing

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